This Week on Washington Week: Clash in the GOP And Biden Tackles COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout
Yamiche Alcindor is the new moderator of Washington Week! Join her this Friday as she leads discussion and analysis of:
Four months after the January 6th insurrection, House Republicans are on the verge of ousting a member of their leadership, Conference Chair Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming. Cheney has publicly called out former President Donald Trump’s conduct leading up to the insurrection and repeatedly rejected falsehoods spread by him and others about the election results. The push could lead Cheney to be ousted as early as next week.
What does Cheney's fate tell us about the current state and likely future of the GOP? And how does the push to remove Cheney tie with state Republicans’ rhetoric on voting access and the outcome of the 2020 election, particularly in Arizona where a recount of 2020 ballots is still underway?
Meanwhile, President Joe Biden is pressing forward with policy and addressing the pandemic. He has set a new goal, calling for 70% of Americans to have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by July 4. His administration also backed a proposal to suspend vaccine patents that could make it easier for other countries, including India, to access and produce vaccines. But COVID-19 still poses a domestic political challenge as public health restrictions such as mask wearing and school closures continue to be political wedge issues. How will the Biden administration handle these challenges?
Joining Yamiche as she sits in the chair for the first time as full-time moderator:
- Dan Balz, Chief Correspondent for The Washington Post
- Errin Haines, Editor at Large for The 19th
- Weijia Jiang, Senior White House Correspondent for CBS News
- Jake Sherman, Founder of Punchbowl News
The conversation continues on the Washington Week Extra, where we will take a deeper look at President Biden’s immigration policy. The Extra will stream live on Facebook, YouTube and our website at 8:30PM.